First Look: Howa Mini Action EXCL Lite Rifle Series

posted on June 13, 2020

Legacy Sports International is now shipping its new Howa EXCL Lite Mini Action rifle series. The Howa line is from Japan and the new Excl Lite series uses a Mini EXCL Lite chassis, along with a Howa Mini Action and is available in three great calibers: .223 Rem., 6.5 Grendel, 7.62x39 with 20-inch threaded barrels. In addition to this, a 350 Legend offering is also available with a threaded 16.25-inch barrel.

All the actions in the Excl Lite series are housed into a tough synthetic stock which folds for compact storage and handling, or it can be locked into full-length positions as well. The Howa Mini EXCL Lite chassis stock is mounted on an AR-style buffer tube system. Rifles in the Excl Lite use Ergo grips, and the buttstock is a Luth-AR MBA-3 Adjustable model which allows for length-of-pull adjustments from 12 inches to 15 inches and an adjustable comb height to compensate for scope height over bore.

The Howa Excl Lites are available in three synthetic color stock options—American Flag, Kratos camo and Black. All the rifles come with two-stage, creep-free H.A.C.T. match triggers, three-position safety selectors and detachable magazines. The rifles are also available with the very popular Nikko Stirling 3.5-10x44 GamePro scope, and both scope and rifle come with Howa’s Lifetime Warranty and sub-MOA guarantee.

MSRP for the Howa EXCL Mini Action series varies from $699 to $999, depending on the rifle, scope models and color options you choose. Additionally, along with the Howa Rifles from Japan, some of the top brands that Legacy Sports imports are the Pointer shotguns from Turkey, Citadel brands from the Philippines, Turkey and Brazil, Hardy rifles from New Zealand, SIG Sauer products from Germany and Nikko Stirling Optics from China. More information on these rifles and the rest of the Howa line is available at


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